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Another fun-packed week at Rushden Academy. This week we were involved in TENC learning walks, making sure that lessons across the 3 schools are high quality and where interventions are required it is happening. Very positive and year 12 have settled into their new routines very swiftly. It’s great to see 70% of the previous year 11 back with us and I really hope the same happens next year. What we offer is better than most sixth forms due to the breadth and range of subjects on offer, last year we were in the top 5 across Northamptonshire, considering there are 77 secondary schools I think that is excellent going.


Yesterday we had our Learning for Life Day for years 7-11 covering topics like:

¨ Problem solving and team building activities

¨ Online safety

¨ Substance misuse & prevention

¨ Self-esteem and self-confidence

¨ Healthy lifestyles

No doubt there will be some fabulous photos capturing Team Rushden’s work. Year 11 spent time preparing for their GCSEs, some stand out moments for me included pupils delivering a PE lesson, upgrading their art and photography work to a seriously high standard, our year 11 pupils make it look so easy! Today I shared with year 11 the number of working days to their mock exams, 30, and the number of working days to their summer GCSE exam period is 114! They must be preparing revision notes and practicing GCSE questions now. Teachers have been asked to prepare the year 11s well for their mock exams and to be setting homework. Staff are using Go4Schools, which appears to be going well but we will seek feedback from you as the year progresses.

It is training day for staff on Monday 29th October, so we will be welcoming pupils back on Tuesday 30th October. But until then we wish you and your family a good break. Thank you once again for supporting Team Rushden, I am really proud of the team and all they have achieved this half term.

Take care

Mrs J Burton


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3 Oct
Year 6 into Year 7 Open Evening
03 Oct 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Head of Year 8 - Mrs M Blackmore (interim)

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